Waterfront? Where?

Buying waterfront property in Vernon?

Which lake? Okanagan, Kalamalka or Swan?

The Okanagan Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere, and a real source of pride here in British Columbia. 

The beauty mainly comes from the pearls of the Okanagan, as they are commonly known: lakes Kalamalka, Okanagan, and Swan.

For many new buyers, the struggle to choose between these lakes is very real. All three are surrounded by amazing beauty,  offer a peaceful and tranquil lifestyle, and create part of the best landscape in the country.

Most people cannot buy three properties, one on each lake, so one must make a well-informed decision of which lake is best for them.  

Swan Lake
This lake is a breeding, nesting, and migration haven for ducks, waterfowl, mash birds and more - combining flora and fauna, but is also a habitat for many reptiles and small mammals. As this lake is calm and relatively shallow, water sports such as water skiing and dragon boat racing in the summer are common, with ice fishing a popular sport in the winter.  

Okanagan Lake
Properties on Okanagan Lake deliver a special ambient which is nature-inspired but also well-connected to the bordering cities - Vernon in the north, Penticton in the south and Kelowna in the center. Less crowded with boats in the summertime due to its sheer length, Okanagan Lake is the best choice for someone who wants to be able to boat for 90 miles straight, with the opportunity to visit these neighbouring cities.  

Kalamalka Lake
Buying on Kalamalka Lake means living on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Being one of Vernon’s most visited tourist destinations, Kalamalka Lake mixes soft blues and green colours in an incredibly pleasing environment. It is the most popular and stunning of all the lakes, and therefore the most crowded on those hot summer days. 

Which one to choose?

In the final analysis, all three lakes combine a true real estate lake paradise in the North Okanagan. Choosing the right lake is based on your daily activities as well as your chosen or required price range. Homes on Kalamalka Lake are generally the most expensive, with homes on Swan being the least. 

Ultimately, living by a lake will sharpen the senses of every waterfront enthusiast. Choosing the right one is the hard part.

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About the Author

Lisa Salt is a Vernon born Realtor® who, along with her husband Gord Fowler from Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan. 

An international clay target shooting champion, Lisa brought the attributes of hard work and diligent focus to the real estate industry to create the success she and her team have today. 

To experience the local knowledge and expertise that only someone born and raised in the Okanagan can offer, call Lisa today and 'Just Add Salt'.

Website link:   http://www.saltfowler.com

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